Monthly Archives: May 2010

  • CHN: Deficit Reduction Commission Holds First Meeting

    President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming year estimates that in 2015, spending will exceed revenues by $250 billion, not counting the cost of interest on the federal debt.  Seeking bipartisan support for a plan to eliminate that deficit, the President created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform on February 18 and charged Read More »

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  • CHN: Clock is Running Down on Extending Unemployment Benefits

    Congress has three weeks to enact a package that includes an extension of the federal unemployment insurance (UI) program and COBRA health insurance benefits to avoid letting them expire for the third time in as many months.  After allowing the programs to expire on February 28th and again on April 5th because of Senate Republican Read More »

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  • CHN: Framework for Immigration Bill Released

    On April 29 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Charles Schumer (D-NY) held a press conference during which they released a conceptual outline for a comprehensive immigration bill. The proposal, titled “Real Enforcement with Practical Alternatives for Immigration Reform” (REPAIR), Read More »

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